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PostPosted: 08.01.2010 16:40 Reply with quoteBack to top

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AVATWO? Cameron says a sequel is coming!

Hey folks, Harry here - It'll be interesting to see where Cameron takes the AVATAR series, how the Na'vi story develops, what the human response is going to be... you know... that sort of thing. That said, last night, Cameron definitively stated that there will be another. So, YES!!!!!!

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Don't know if this is newsworthy, but I just saw a Variety Screening Series showing of Avatar at the Arclight theater in Hollywood tonight, followed with a Q&A with James Cameron and two of his visual effects artists. One of the artists mentioned that they'll never again do this for the first time, meaning that everything they did in the making of Avatar was just a lot of instinctive grasping in the dark. Cameron agreed with him. He also told him to expect the studio to want another one, as they'd passed the billion $ mark. A second film will be easier, as the technology now exists, thanks to the movie. The moderator asked if there *would* be an Avatar sequel. To which Cameron answered that the plan had always been to make a trilogy of films. Finally, Cameron actually said it: "Yes, there'll be another."

As I said, I'm not sure how newsworthy this is, but thought I'd pass it on.

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News Corp. in Early Talks with Cameron for Avatar 2

News Corporation chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch said during his quarterly earnings call on Tuesday that the company, which owns 20th Century Fox, is in early talks with James Cameron about a possible Avatar sequel.

Cameron "has ideas about it," he said, adding: "We will be pushing one." The Hollywood Reporter says Murdoch cautioned analysts not to "hold your breath for another one" in a possible reference to Cameron projects often taking a long time to come to fruition.

News Corporation deputy chairman, president and COO Chase Carey interjected that both sides want to make another movie.

Asked about the Blu-ray and DVD release, Murdoch said Avatar will be released during the company's current fiscal year, which ends June 30. He added that it won't be a 3D release as the technology isn't developed enough yet. A 3D release may be possible "down the road," Carey said.

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James Cameron on Avatar Sequels

At the 25th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Film Festival, James Cameron was given the Lucky Brand Modern Master Award, which was established in 1995 to honor an individual who has enhanced our culture through cinema.

It is considered to be the highest award presented at the festival and past recipients include Clint Eastwood, Peter Jackson, George Clooney and Will Smith.

ComingSoon.net was at the event and talked briefly to Cameron on the red carpet about sequels to Avatar, which has now earned $2.210 billion worldwide. While he wouldn't give up much, he did allude to the fact there could be a third film, if not more.

ComingSoon.net: When you started writing the script for "Avatar" 15 years ago, did you have a vision for where the sequels would go?

James Cameron: No, but a lot of ideas for the sequels kind of evolved out of writing the story for "Avatar." Anything that we designed, ideas that we had, if we couldn't figure out how to put them in the movie we said "We'll stick it in the sequel," so we have a big backlog of ideas.

CS: How many sequels will there be?

Cameron: I don't know.

CS: Do you know where the story is going for the next film?

Cameron: Yeah, I definitely have a story arc in mind for the second film and even on a very vague base for a third film. That doesn't mean we'll do a third film - it doesn't mean we'll stop at a third film. We'll just have to see where it goes.

CS: Will the sequel be the next movie you do or will it be another project?

Cameron: That hasn't been decided yet.

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James Cameron spricht kurz über das Sequel: klick!

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Sigourney Weaver Returning for Avatar 2?

Sigourney Weaver is returning for the sequel to Avatar? While it may surprise you at first, after you listen to Weaver explain how this can happen it does make sense. CineTVBuzz.com alerted us to the following:

Sigourney Weaver is in Paris this weekend to honor Harrison Ford during the Cesar Awards (the French Oscars). She was today in the TV show "Le Grand Journal". She was asked if she would be part of "Avatar 2" and from what she said, it was clear she already talked about it with James Cameron and she surely would be part of it.

The interesting part for "Avatar 2" is around 3'30'': http://www.wat.tv/video/avatar-sigourney-weaver-parle-29otr_28lxp_.html


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Jon Landau on When to Expect an Avatar Sequel

Earlier this evening, ComingSoon.net was invited to get a sneak preview of the new Blu-ray release of James Cameron's Avatar on April 22. Before that, we were able to sit down with producer Jon Landau for him to field some of our questions about the release and some of the technical aspects of making the movie. We'll run that interview next week, but as a preview, we wanted to share Landau's response when asked about the pressures to produce the much-rumored Avatar sequel, given the success of the movie on so many levels.

"Look, I think one of the things that we have been successful at is that the most pressure we feel is our own pressure," he told us. "I think that's true as we make a movie, whether it be 'Titanic' or 'Avatar.' Our pressure about an 'Avatar' sequel is self-imposed. We've always said that if the public wanted a sequel that we would do a sequel. That having been said, in my opinion, Jim has done two sequels in his career, and both times, he has at least equaled if not surpassed the original movie. We're only going to do it when we have a piece of material, a script, that we believe will be at least as entertaining and unique as the first movie was."

Then again, once they get that material--and Landau agreed that the possibilities for a sequel are somewhat endless--making a sequel will likely be a lot easier than it was to make the first movie. "Not only that, but the hard part is out of the way. We figured out how to do it, and our goal in the next one is to do it more cost-effectively and more time-efficiently, and we have kept on a team of our technical staff who is working right now on Gen 2 of what we did, but with all the experience that we've had. We kept them on, and they're working for us right now."

Over the next few months, Landau and Cameron will be overseeing production on the supplementary materials for the four-disc ultimate edition Avatar Blu-ray out in November, many of which will appear in the months between releases through "The Avatar Program," which will allow those who buy the initial DVD release exclusive access to the materials at Avatarmovie.com.

Eventually, the Blu-ray will include a brand-new two-hour documentary on making Avatar and unused extra scenes from the movie, including more on the Na'vi school run by Sigourney Weaver and on Jake's training as an Avatar. With that in mind, we wondered how much time Cameron might have to start developing new material.

"The good news is that we have systems and methodologies in place that will not consume a lot of Jim's time," Landau said. "I think Jim's time will be surgical coming in. We have a very good behind-the-scenes crew working on this two-hour documentary we want to put together - Jim's not doing it himself. We have Weta Digital working on these shots, but our animation supervisor is now our visual FX supervisor, so he'll take all of this to a certain point and then Jim will be able to come in, but hopefully, he'll be able to go off and do some other stuff. There are a small number of movies that Jim wants to (direct) himself, but he doesn't want to say that he can do things that he's not going to have time for, and we know that whatever movie he does is not going to be done in six months."

In the meantime, Avatar is released on Blu-ray and DVD on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, but if you haven't had a chance to see it in IMAX 3D, it's also reopening in select cities this weekend.

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Avatar Sequel to Focus on Pandora's Ocean

With Avatar hitting Blu-ray and DVD on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times talked to James Cameron about the highest-grossing movie of all time (it's at $2.717 billion now). In the interview, Cameron revealed that the Avatar sequel will focus on the ocean of Pandora while they'll explore more of the Alpha Centauri AB system in a third film. Here's an excerpt:

We created a broad canvas for the environment of film. That's not just on Pandora, but throughout the Alpha Centauri AB system. And we expand out across that system and incorporate more into the story – not necessarily in the second film, but more toward a third film. I've already announced this, so I might as well say it: Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora. And I'm going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won't be a rain forest. I'm not saying we won't see what we've already seen; we'll see more of that as well.

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AVATAR 2 will continue several years after the events of the original. It will also lay the groundwork for the other moons in the system. Things are going to get quite "weird" to the point of becoming somewhat abstract! Each movie will stand on its own and there will definitely be NO shooting the sequels back to back. Trilogy? Actually no. The sky is no limit for this universe - the plot lines are endless. ... "Oh and Pandora has a lot of shit coming its way. Break out the space marines, looks like some bugs need a stomping." (marketsaw.blogspot.com)

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Avatar Sequel to be Announced Soon

Talking about 3D at a technology forum in Seoul, South Korea, James Cameron said that he estimates it will take about three years to make the Avatar sequel. That's 18 months less than it took the first.

He said that the release date for the follow-up will be announced in a few months.

Cameron previously revealed that the sequel would focus on Pandora's ocean. "I'm going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won't be a rain forest. I'm not saying we won't see what we've already seen; we'll see more of that as well," he said.

The first film has earned a massive $2.718 billion worldwide and has sold more than 19.7 million DVD and Blu-ray discs in three weeks.

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James Cameron Says "Avatar 2" May Be Released in 2014

Just recently director James Cameron revealed that he is working on a deal with 20th Century Fox to develop two more "Avatar" sequels, which he said would likely be shot simultaneously.

And while that still the plan, Cameron told KTLA 5 Morning News that he will need a good amount of time to make "Avatar 2" and that fans will likely not see the film in theaters until 2014.

"Right now, the thinking is that two and three are going to be done together," he said. "They'll be released separately, probably a year apart or maybe even two, but they'll be done in a bunch. I'm mapping out the storyline right now."

Cameron added that he has been working on a secret screenplay for the last few year and will likely shoot it before getting "Avatar 2" going. We don't know much about this secret movie, but sources claim that it will be completely live-action. The director is also planning another underwater documentary.

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das sind ja noch 4 Jahre, wenn dann nciht schon die Welt untergegangen ist sad

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James Cameron gab einige Informationen zum Fahrplan für die Avatar-Sequels: klick!

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James Cameron to Next Make Avatar 2 and 3

Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman announced today that Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron has agreed to make Avatar 2 and 3 as his next films.

Cameron, who had always viewed "Avatar" as the creation of a new world and mythology, will begin work on the scripts early next year with an eye towards commencing production later in 2011. Cameron will decide if he will shoot the films back-to-back after he completes the scripts, but the release of the first, as yet untitled sequel, is targeted for December 2014, with the third film contemplated for a December 2015 release.

Avatar 2 and 3 will be produced by Cameron and Jon Landau for Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment.

"'Avatar' is not only the highest grossing movie of all time, it is a created universe based on the singular imagination and daring of James Cameron, who also raised the consciousness of people worldwide to some of the greatest issues facing our planet," said Rothman and Gianopulos. "We had no higher priority, and can feel no greater joy, than enabling Jim to continue and expand his vision of the world of 'Avatar.' This is a great day in the history of our company, and we thank Jim, Jon Landau, Rae Sanchini and all of their team and all of our Fox colleagues throughout the world, who have made this possible."

Commented Cameron: "It is a rare and remarkable opportunity when a filmmaker gets to build a fantasy world, and watch it grow, with the resources and partnership of a global media company. 'Avatar' was conceived as an epic work of fantasy – a world that audiences could visit, across all media platforms, and this moment marks the launch of the next phase of that world. With two new films on the drawing boards, my company and I are embarking on an epic journey with our partners at Twentieth Century Fox. Our goal is to meet and exceed the global audience's expectations for the richness of 'Avatar's' visual world and the power of the storytelling. In the second and third films, which will be self contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc, we will not back off the throttle of 'Avatar's' visual and emotional horsepower, and will continue to explore its themes and characters, which touched the hearts of audiences in all cultures around the world. I'm looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild."

"It is very exciting to be teaming again with our partners at Fox to give audiences the opportunity to return to Pandora," said producer Jon Landau. "With the first movie, Jim only scratched the surface of the stories he wants to tell and the creatures and world he wants to create. Now we will continue his vision."

Avatar is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in nearly $2.8 billion in worldwide box office. It is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time. Avatar won Golden Globe awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Director; and was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and won Oscars for art direction, visual effects and cinematography.

In Avatar, Cameron takes audiences to a spectacular world beyond imagination and limitations, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization.

Avatar was written by Cameron from an idea he nurtured for over a decade, while working on the technology necessary to realize its wholly imagined world. Working with Joe Letteri and his team at Peter Jackson's WETA Digital, Cameron created a fully immersive 3D cinematic experience of a new kind, where revolutionary technology that was invented to make the film disappeared into the emotion of the characters and the epic nature of the story.

Avatar 2 and 3 will mark Cameron's latest collaborations with Twentieth Century Fox, a relationship that spans 25 years and marks one of the most successful filmmaker-studio alliances in motion picture history. Cameron and Fox first joined forces in 1985 for Aliens, which became a sci-fi classic. Next came The Abyss, which revolutionized visual effects technology; and True Lies, a blockbuster starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 1996, Fox greenlighted Cameron's Titanic, which became the most successful film in history, and won a record-breaking eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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Producer Jon Landau on Avatar 2

Based on James Cameron's previous comments, many people thought he was saying that Avatar 2 would take place in the ocean of Pandora.

He said: "Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora. And I'm going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won't be a rain forest. I'm not saying we won't see what we've already seen; we'll see more of that as well."

"Avatar" films producer Jon Landau has clarified Cameron's statement to Empire, however.

"Water will be a part of the movie, but it won't be all of the movie, " Landau said. "There's been a lot of rumors that it's an underwater movie – it's not. Just like the Floating Mountains, and the Na'vi's interaction with the mountains, were a part of Avatar, it'll be the same type of thing."

Landau also added that Avatar 2 won't end with a cliffhanger or lead-in to the third film.

"The next [film] will kick off where the next last one ended, but, just like 'Avatar' resolved itself and doesn't feel like a set-up to another movie, you don't want 'Avatar 2' to feel like a set up for 3," he said.

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James Cameron Says "Avatar 2" Planned for Christmas 2014

Director James Cameron already announced that his next project will be the second and third installments in the "Avatar" franchise. Now, during the PGA Awards, Cameron gave an update.

"I am in the process of writing the next two 'Avatar' films now," he said. "We are planning to shoot them together and post them together, and we will probably release them not quite back-to-back, but about a year apart. Christmas 2014 and 2015 is the current plan."

Cameron added that he plans to bring back some of the original cast. "Basically, if you survived the first film, you get to be in the second film, at least in some form," he explained.

Sigourney Weaver has already revealed that she had talks with Cameron about returning for the sequels, despite the fact that she died in the first film.

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James Cameron Explains Why the 3D Experience Will Be Better On ‘Avatar 2’

James Cameron, producer of the new movie “Sanctum,” said that advances in technology will make his follow-up to the 2009 blockbuster “Avatar” an even better 3D viewing experience than its predecessor. “For ‘Avatar 2,’ what I’m most interested in is getting theaters to up their light level,” Cameron told Speakeasy in an interview Saturday in Los Angeles, Calif. “And we want to shoot the movie at 48 or maybe even 60 frames a second, and display it at that speed, which will eliminate a lot of the motion artifacts that I think are causing some people problems.”

Cameron proved that 3D production and presentation was a viable option for filmmakers with the original “Avatar,” which went on to earn more than $2 billion world wide. He said that director Alister Grierson used the same camera system Cameron used on “Avatar,” and indicated that the challenges the film faced were related to its subject mater and locations rather than and issues with 3D technology.

“‘Sanctum’ was a cookie-cutter of the camera technology we used on [‘Avatar’],” Cameron explained. “It literally was, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, use it. But it will be in all of these different environments, water and all of that, where specific problems have to be solved that are external to the camera.”

Meanwhile, Cameron said that he wanted to focus on the frame rate and light levels of exhibition because those were larger obstacles to the ongoing success of 3D filmmaking than any of the actual camera equipment used to capture it. “People talk about feeling sick or something like that, and I think it’s because the image is strobing,” Cameron observed. “That’s a function of the 24 frame frame rate, which has actually got nothing to do with 3D. It’s just made more apparent because the 3D is otherwise such an enhanced, realistic image, that all of a sudden you’re aware of this funky strobing which you weren’t aware of.”

Cameron’s “Avatar 2” is currently scheduled for release in December 2014. Grierson’s “Sanctum” opens nationwide in theaters on Friday, February 4, 2011.

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James Cameron is gearing up for a return to Pandora and looks to have found a place to begin rebuilding it. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that the filmmaker is setting up shop at MBS Media Campus in Manhattan Beach, CA and that Cameron's company, Lightstorm Entertainment will potentially make the location their new base of operations.

Avatar 2 and 3 will be shot back-to-back and will make use of the MBS's enormous production stages (the article suggests that Cameron may be renting as much as a sixth of the lot's 580,000 feet of soundstages and office space), likely combining his offices and soundstages into one, singular unit.

Marvel Studios also has productions based out of MBS and most recently used soundstages there to film the Asgardian portions of their upcoming Thor.

Avatar 2 is planned for December 2014 with a second sequel tentatively set to follow in December 2015.

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James Cameron on the Avatar Sequels

Fox News talked to James Cameron at the Covenant House Gala in Los Angeles where the filmmaker and his wife Suzy Amis were being honored for their philanthropic work in helping homeless youth. He talked about shooting Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 back-to-back.

"We're shooting two films back-to-back, so I'm writing two scripts, not one, which will complete a [three]-film story arc – not really a trilogy, but just an overall character arc so I'm pretty excited about that," he said. "We're doing a lot of preliminary work right now on new software and new animation techniques and so on. We're creating a new facility in Manhattan Beach so everybody that's not already dead is coming back."

And is he feeling the pressure now that Avatar is the highest-grossing film of all time with $2.78 billion worldwide?

"There's always an expectation. I had to deal with that after 'The Terminator' back in 1984. All of a sudden I had a big hit movie and it was 'what are you doing next?' But my job is take the audience on a journey and entertain them," he added. "The second I am sitting down writing, I just go to Pandora. I don't think about that stuff, about standing on a red carpet. It has its own life, really. The characters have their own lives."

Avatar 2 is scheduled to hit theaters in December of 2014 and Avatar 3 in December of 2015.

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Sam Worthington, star of the new film The Debt, told reporters that writer-director James Cameron is already at work on an atlas which will help him expand the world of Avatar for its forthcoming sequels.

“I know he’s nutting out like a bible at the moment,” Worthington said today, “[It’s] sort of like a precursor of Avatar 1, to just get himself back into the world and the mindset and the characters.”

Worthington indicated that he’s waiting for the call from Cameron on when to start, but he’s excited about the story.

“Jim’s the person who will tell me when to show up,” he laughed. “I’ve talked to him, he’s told me what his plans for the story are, and it’s huge. It’s just monumental. But he’s not going to start until he raises the bar for himself, and he’s in no rush.”

Worthington also said that Cameron’s decision to create a “bible” for the world of Avatar was very much in keeping with the filmmaker’s notoriously detail-oriented approach to everything he does.

“That’s how he works – it’s very detailed and very weighty,” he observed. “But the story arc is huge; I needed a break halfway through because I was exhausted. It was insane, but it’s amazing. It’s going to be amazing.”

Avatar 2 is tentatively planned for December 2014 with Avatar 3 planned for release the following year.

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Next week, Sigourney Weaver stars opposite Taylor Lautner in the John Singleton thriller Abduction. ComingSoon.net caught up to the actress at today's press junket and, while we'll have a full interview with her about that film posted shortly, she also offered brief updates on two highly-anticipated franchise sequels.

"Don't worry, I will be back," she said of Avatar 2, confirming the hint that she dropped nearly a year ago, "Jim [Cameron] says no one ever dies in science fiction. He's told me the stories for the next two movies and I have to say that they're absolutely wonderful and there's a real treat in store. Now we just have to make them."

While there's not yet a specific start date, Weaver reiterated the plans to shoot sometime next year as well as a production schedule that will have Avatar 2 and 3 shot back-to-back.

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Director James Cameron talked to ABC's "Nightline" recently about Avatar 2, which won't be coming to theaters until December of 2014. While we wait, he offered up some details of what we can expect from the follow-up to the film that earned $2.782 billion at the worldwide box office.

Asked what he can tell us about the sequel, he said, "It's on Pandora. Well, I'm really writing the second and third films together, so it completes a kinda three film story arc. And we will see the oceans of Pandora, which we haven't seen at all and that's an ecosystem that I'm dying to start designing because it's going to look spectacular."

He added that the next film "narrows the spotlight instead of just nature in general or the rainforest. It focuses it a little more on ocean issues, because we have a planet that's a blue planet. From a distance, you look at it, the Earth is a lot more blue than it is, you know brown, the land mass. We're making the oceans unsurvivable for a lot of the species right now. For a lot or reasons. It's just a way to focus a little energy in that direction."

He then revealed a bit more in the interview. "And there will be other planets as well, besides Pandora. It will be a cornucopia, a treat for the eyes," he said.

Cameron added that he's certainly not taking credit for everything though. "I get to imagine things at a kind of fuzzy level and then I bring in a lot of great artists and they come up with all the amazing creatures and plants and that sort of thing."

Asked whether he will approach the new films differently, he said, ""I think it's just a continuation of the same thing. I want people to feel that same sense of excitement about that world. You know, the fictional Na'vi people and I want them to feel that excitement of discovery of a new world that they're going to see things that they haven't imagined. All that sort of the perk package of the first movie is still going to be there. And the themes will be there and be played out in a way that I think people can accept."

But he did say he's not going to stuff the environmental issues down our throat. "I'm not going to become more strident. I'm not going to say, 'well, we got away with this much environmental content in the first movie, now there's double.' Because I think that would be a mistake. It has to be entertainment first and foremost."

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The last solid talk about the forthcoming back-to-back sequels to James Cameron box office blockbuster Avatar was the director himself talking about the pressure and script progress on the double follow-up. But no matter how enveloped in Pandora the director might be, audiences will be waiting a decent chunk of time before hanging out with the Na'vi again. Bleeding Cool recently checked out footage of the forthcoming 3D re-release of Titanic where producer Jon Landau had a brief moment to deliver the potentially heart-breaking news that Avatar 2, which was rumored for a 2013 or 2014 release, is still four years away.

Of course, it's not entirely surprising considering how long it takes to shoot a special effects intensive, 3D, motion-capture film like this, let alone two back-to-back sequels. The good news is that likely means once Avatar 2 hits the big screen, the second sequel will likely be only a year behind. There's even the chance of The Matrix sequels route that separates them only by six months. So as of now, expect to see Avatar 2 in theaters by 2016 at the earliest. Hopefully that's not crippling news to the fanbase that has come to loyally follow James Cameron into whatever 3D world he ventures.

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In October of 2010, Twentieth Century Fox announced that James Cameron's Avatar 2 was targeted for a December 2014 release and would be followed by Avatar 3 in December of 2015. Producer Jon Landau now tells Empire that "2014 will be a tough date for us to make. It's about getting it right... Movies make release dates; release dates don't make movies."

He does say they have started working on the sequel already, however. "WETA are already working and we have our core team, (animation supervisor) Richie Baneham and (digital effects supervisor) Nolan Murtha, working with us. And we're working on underwater performance capture."

Regarding the underwater scenes, he added that "It's going to be like the Floating Mountains in the first movie. It's not going to be all underwater; it's going to be a place we go to, leave and come back to."

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The New York Times (via Bleeding Cool) has posted an interesting interview with filmmaker James Cameron in which he discusses his future in the industry. When asked what scripts he may be looking at or projects (other than the "Avatar" sequel) he is working on, he said:

I've divided my time over the last 16 years over deep ocean exploration and filmmaking. I've made two movies in 16 years, and I've done eight expeditions. Last year I basically completely disbanded my production company's development arm. So I'm not interested in developing anything. I'm in the “Avatar” business. Period. That's it. I'm making "Avatar 2," "Avatar 3," maybe "Avatar 4," and I'm not going to produce other people's movies for them. I'm not interested in taking scripts. And that all sounds I suppose a little bit restricted, but the point is I think within the "Avatar" landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it. And doing it in an entertaining way. And anything I can't say in that area, I want to say through documentaries, which I'm continuing. I've done five documentaries in the last 10 years, and I'll hopefully do a lot more. In fact, I'm doing one right now, which is on this, the Deep Sea Challenge project that we just completed the first expedition. So that'll be a film that'll get made this year and come out first quarter of next year.

This sounds like bad news for Battle Angel, which Cameron said two weeks ago that he would still be interested in making but not until after the "Avatar" sequels. So where is he with Avatar 2 and Avatar 3?

We've spent the last year and a half on software development and pipeline development. The virtual production methodology was extremely prototypical on the first film. As then, no one had ever done it before and we didn't even know for two and half years into it and $100 million into it if it was going to work. So we just wanted to make our lives a whole lot easier so that we can spend a little more of our brainpower on creativity. It was a very, very uphill battle on the first film. So we've been mostly working on the tool set, the production pipeline, setting up the new stages in Los Angeles, setting up the new visual effects pipeline in New Zealand, that sort of thing. And, by the way, writing. We haven't gotten to the design stage yet. That'll be the next.

Avatar is, of course, the top grossing movie of all time, having earned $2.782 billion at the worldwide box office.

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James Cameron to Film Three Avatar Movies at the Same Time?

Back in May, James Cameron was first quoted as saying that there might be four "Avatar" movies in total. With the first one having earned a record $2.782 billion at theaters worldwide, star Sigourney Weaver is now saying the next three will be filmed at the same time. Here are several quotes from an interview with Showbiz 411:

When “Political Animals” finishes shooting, see if you can follow Weaver’s schedule: she goes right into a new Christopher Durang play for a short run at Lincoln Center. Then she films “Avatar” 2, 3, and 4 with James Cameron. That’s right: they’re making three sequels to the blue 3D phenom all at the same time. Weaver says she has no idea how long it will take, or how it’s going to work. “I just show up,” she said.

In the previous interview, Cameron said that they had "spent the last year and a half on software development and pipeline development. The virtual production methodology was extremely prototypical on the first film. As then, no one had ever done it before and we didn't even know for two and half years into it and $100 million into it if it was going to work. So we just wanted to make our lives a whole lot easier so that we can spend a little more of our brainpower on creativity. It was a very, very uphill battle on the first film. So we've been mostly working on the tool set, the production pipeline, setting up the new stages in Los Angeles, setting up the new visual effects pipeline in New Zealand, that sort of thing. And, by the way, writing. We haven't gotten to the design stage yet. That'll be the next."

Could we be seeing "Avatar" movies for three consecutive Decembers in 2014, 2015 and 2016? We'll have to wait and see when the production reveals more details.

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